Society and Division Leaders

These leaders are responsible for the leadership of IISE technical societies and divisions.

Board Rosters - Societies

Board Rosters - Divisions

Technical Operations Board Roster 

Societies

Society for Engineering & Management Systems Board June 2016-June 2017

President
Charlene Yauch
Professor and IE Program Director
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, WI

Immediate Past President
Suzanna "Suzie" Long
Associate Professor and Interim Department Chair
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MD

President-elect
Sreekanth Ramakrishnan  
Client Experience Program Manager
IBM
San Jose, California

Directors 2014-2017
Chinweike Eseonu
Assistant Professor
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Edward A. Pohl, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

Director 2016-2017
(serving to fill unexpired term)
Niranjan S. Kulkarni
Director, Operations Improvement
CRB Consulting Engineers
Medford, MA

Directors 2015-2018
Daren Maynard
Shared Services Portfolio Manager
Novus Tech Limited
Maraval, Trinidad and Tobago

Natalie Scala
Assistant Professor
Towson University
Dept. of e-Business and Technology Management
Towson, MD

Directors 2016-2019
Ona Egbue 
Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota
Duluth, MN

Patrick T. Hester 
Associate Professor
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA

Pilar Pazos-Lago 
Associate Professor
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA


 Society for Health Systems Board, February 2016-February 2017  

President
Joyce T. Siegele
Productivity Improvement Manager
Northside Hospital
Atlanta, GA

Immediate past president 
Amanda Mewborn
Piedmont Healthcare
Executive Director/Project Management Office
Atlanta, GA

President-elect
Ashley Benedict, Ph.D.
Systems Redesign Coordinator
VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8)
St. Petersburg, FL

Director 2014-2017
Mary Ellen Skeens
Philips Healthcare
John's Creek, GA

Roque Perez-Velez 
University of Florida Health
Senior Engineer
Gainesville, FL

Director 2015-2018
Karl Kraebber
Operations Manager - Transport Service Line
Indiana University Hospital
Indianapolis, IN

Isaac Mitchell
Director, Lean Continuous Improvement
East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Knoxville, TN 

Director 2016-2019
Evelyn Brown
Professor
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

Lauren Todd
Senior Management Engineer
Intermountain Healthcare
Salt Lake City, UT  

Secretary (appointed 2016)
Dean Athanassiades
Senior Director, Project Services
Philips Healthcare
Atlanta, GA

Treasurer (appointed 2016)
Rudy Santacroce
VP, Operational Excellence
RTKL Associates, Inc.
Dallas, TX

*SHS Conference 2017 Chairperson
Lauren Cooper
Capital Planner
Aramark
Winston-Salem, NC 

*Non-voting members 

Divisions

Computer & Information Systems Board, June 2016-June 2017

President
David Porter
Associate Professor
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
  
Immediate past President
Gerald Knapp 
Associate Professor
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 
  
President-elect
Hui Yang
Associate Professor
The Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA

Director 2016-2018
Bimal P. Nepal
Associate Professor
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Brian Quanz
Research Staff Member
IBM Research
Yorktown Heights, NY

John M. Usher 
Professor and Head
Mississippi State University
Dept of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Mississippi State, MS 

Director 2015-2017
Dahai Xing
Principal Data Scientist
Walmart Global eCommerce
San Bruno, Ca
 
Sang Won Yoon
Assistant Professor
State University of New York at Binghamton
Binghamton, NY
 
Andrew Junfang Yu
Associate Professor
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Tullahoma, TN 


 Construction Division Board, June 2015-June 2016

President
Ashish Nimbarte
Associate Professor
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 

Immediate Past President
Isabelina Nahmens
Associate Professor
Louisiana state University
Baton Rouge, LA

President-elect 
Mehdi Khazaeli
Associate Professor
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA

Board Members 
Sadegh Asgari  
(Student Paper Competition Chair)
Ph.D. Graduate
Columbia University
New York, NY
 
Kristopher Harbin 
(Newsletter Editor)
Doctoral Candidate
University of Alabama        
Tuscaloosa, AL       
 
Henry Lester  
(ISERC Chair for 2017 IISE Conference) 
Assistant Professor
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 

Ali Shafaat
(Secretary)
PhD Candidate
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
Purdue University

Becca Keller
(Social Media Student Liaison)
Undergraduate Student, Class of 2017
Industrial Engineering Department
Milwaukee School Of Engineering


Engineering Economy Division Board, June 2016-June 2017

President
Guiping Hu
Assistant Professor
Iowa State University
Ames, IA  
  
Immediate Past President
Isaac Faber
United States Army
Fort Elvior, VA
  
Program Chair (Pres-elect)
Joe Wilck 
Operations Research Faculty Member
United States Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, CO

Communications Director  
(elected annually, moves to Program Chair)
Omar M. Ashour 
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
Erie, PA 16563
 
Board Members
Gene Dixon (2014-2016) and (2016-2018)
Associate Professor
East Carolina University, Department of Engineering
Greenville NC 

John Usher (2015-2017)
Professor and Head
Mississippi State University
Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Mississippi State, MS 

Wellington Award Committee  

Leland Blank,  Chair
2011-2014 and 2014-2017
Dean and Professor of Industrial Engineering
College of Engineering
American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, UAE
  
Wellington Award Committee Members
Mingzhou Jin 2016-2019
Associate Professor
University of Tennessee
Dept. of Industrial Engineering
Knoxville, TN

Ted Eshcenbach 2015-2018
Principal & Emeritus Professor
TGE Consulting & University of Alaska, Ancorage

The Engineering Economist Editorial Board member 2015-2018
Karen M. Bursic
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburg
Pittsburg, PA 


Lean Division Board, April 2016-April 2017

President
Laurence Clements
Managing Partner
Convergent Results LLC
Chicago, IL  

Immediate Past President
Sharon Johnson
Associate Professor
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA 

President-elect
Ertunga C. Ozelkan
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina
Charlotte, NC

Directors 2016-2018
Emily Marie Atchison
Continuous Improvement Specialist
Parker Hannifin - Stratoflex
Fort Worth, TX

Matt Bruner
Industrial Engineering Support Supervisor
UniFirst Corp.
Owensboro, KY

Khaled M. Mabrouk
Operational Engineering Leader
Sustainable Productivity Solutions
Scotts Valley, CA

Sheng-Hsien Teng
Professor
University of North Carolina
Charlotte, NC

Directors 2015-2017 

Tom Shambeau
Industrial Engineering Manager
John Deere
Horicon, WI

Aaron Yanuzo
Director, Process Improvement
WVU Healthcare
Morgantown, WV

Brian J. Galli
Manager, Quality Measurement
EmblemHealth Services Company
Melville, NY 

Sampson Gholston
Associate Professor
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL  


Logistics & Supply Chain Division Board, April 2016-April 2017

President
Mingzhou Jin
Professor and Department Head
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

Immediate Past President
Rajiv Saxena
Vice President of Supply Chain Engineering
APL Logistics
Phoenix, AZ 

President-elect 
Faisal Aqlan
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
Erie, PA

Directors 2015-2017
Krystel Castillo
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas - Arlington
San Antonio, TX

Erdem Eskigun
Research Scientist
Amazon.com
Seattle, WA

Mike Ogle
Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Director
UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

Aman Sapra
Sr. Project Manager
St. Onge Company
York, PA

Directors 2016-2018 

Omar M. Ashour
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
Erie, PA

Diana P. Berry
Center of Excellence Specialist
UPS
Aiken, SC 29803 

Pratik J. Parikh
Associate Professor
Wright State University
Dayton, OH 45435  

Murat Erkoc
Associate Professor
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 


Manufacturing and Design Division Board, June 2015-June 2017

President
John Jackman
Associate Professor
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Immediate Past President
Jingyan Dong
Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 

President-elect
Rohan Shirwaiker
Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University
Department of Industrial Engineering
Raleigh, NC 

Secretary
Lourdes A. Medina
Assistant Professor
University of Puerto Rico
Mayaguez, PR

External Relations Director
 Guha Manogharan
Assistant Professor
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH

Media Director
Dusan Sormaz
Associate Professor
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio

Member-Advisory Board
Richard A. Wysk
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 

Iris Rivero
Associate Professor
Iowa State University
Ames, IA  


 Operations Research Division Board, June 2016-June 2017

President
Sandra D. Ekisioglu
Associate Professor
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Immediate Past President
Mary Beth Kurz
Associate Professor
Clemson University
Dept. of Industrial Engineering
Clemson, SC

President-elect 
Scott E. Grasman 
Professor and Department Head
Rochester Institute of Technology
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Rochester, NY 

Directors 2015- 2017 

Ruben A. Proaño
Assistant Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Chase Rainwater
Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

Directors 2016-2018
Katie McConky 
Assistant Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Christina H. Rinaudo 
Operations Research Analyst
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg, MS  


 Process Industries Division Board, April 2016-April 2017

President
Vincent Howell
Manager, Policy and Compliance
Corning Inc.
Corning, NY

President-elect (takes office Sept 1, 2016)
Weihong (Grace) Guo
Assistant Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ 

Immediate Past President
Martin Stein
President
Martin Stein Associates
Needham, MA

Secretary-Treasurer
Anna Olender
Sr. Mgr. Industrial Engineering
North Wales, PA

Advisory Board
Douglas R. Kroeger
Manufacturing Manager
Nestle Nutrition
Switzerland

Peter L. King
President
Lean Dynamics LLC
Newark, DE

Joseph Paris
Chairman
XONITEK Group of Companies
New York, NY

J. Bennet Foster
DuPont
Senior Consultant Lean Six Sigma
Wilmington, DE 

Dirk Van Goubergen
President
Van Goubergen P&M
Belgium  


 Quality Control & Reliability Engineering Division Board, June 2016-June 2017

President
Jian Liu
Assistant Professor
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Immediate Past President
Zhenyu Kong
Associate Professor
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA

President-elect
Kamran Paynabar
Assistant Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 

Directors for 2015-2017
Alaa Elwany
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Shuai Huang
Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Directors for 2016-2018 

Zhaojun Li
Assistant Professor
Western New England University
Springfield, MA

Ana Laura Guerrero 
Assistant Professor
Cal Poly
Pomona, CA 

Industry Advisor
Jason W. Rupe
Director, Operational Modeling
Polar Star Consulting, LLC
Lafayette, CO 


 Sustainable Development Division Board, June 2015-June 2016

President
Curtis Bush
Senior Project Developer
Mercy Ships
Lindale, TX
 
Immediate Past President
Eliseo Vilalta-Perdorno
Senior Lecturer Logistics & Operations Management
Lincoln Business School
Lincoln, England
  
President-elect
Gregory Weisenborn 
Associate Professor of Management 
Fort Hays State University 
Hays, KS  
  
Board Member 2014-2017 
Kate Groot
Industrial Engineering Consultant
West Monroe Partners 
Columbus, OH
 
Board Member 2015-2018 
Hulya Julie Yazici
Associate Professor of Information and Operations Management
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, FL
 
Board Member 2016-2019 
Tiffany L. Cremer 
Senior Industrial Engineer 
Northrop Grumman Corporation 
Linthicum, MD    

Student Board Member 2016-2017
Jake Stevens 
Engineer
OPS Solutions
Novi, MI


Work Systems Division Board,  April 2016-April 2017

President
Richard Elliott
Senior Industrial Engineer
Boeing
Woodinville, WA

Immediate Past President
Jose Macedo
Professor/Dept. Chair
Cal Poly State University
San Luis Obispo, CA

President-elect
Miguel A. Gonzalez 
Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science 
Assistant Director, Center of Excellence in STEM Education
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 
Edinburg, Texas 78539-2999  

Directors 2015-2017 

Michael Hair
Senior Industrial Engineer
Silevo Incorporated
Fremont, CA

Thomas B. Pinson
President
Confinia Emergency Services PC
Neosho, MO 

Directors 2016-2018 

Edward L. Eisbrenner
Sr. Industrial Engineer
Ford Motor Company
Brookpark, OH

Alex Pacheco
Operations Excellence Manager
Georgia Pacific
Atlanta, GA

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